It is high time that certified professional midwives be licensed in Missouri. For the past 50 years, these highly skilled practitioners have been deemed felons. During the past 20 years, a small but mighty group has been at the capitol daily, fighting for change. Every spring begins with a bill to legalize midwives but ends with disappointment for home-birth families. Our state leaders keep deciding that women cannot make their own decisions and should not have freedom over their own births. This is a public health outrage, and it has gone on long enough.
Letter: Midwives should be licensed in Missouri
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